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Events

Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest

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Young Foresters is a volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks: take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

October 2024

Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 26 October, 10:00 - 12:30

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest, as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. The club runs on the fourth Saturday of every month.

The Heart of England Forest site Gorcott Hill is a beautiful 62 acre site near Redditch. The site contains semi-natural woodland, hedgerows, grassland and ponds, as well as a vast array of wildlife.

£5 plus fees

November 2024

A group of young forester sawing a branch in the forest
Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 2 November, 10:00 - 12:30

Young Foresters is a volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks: take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

The young people attend independently supported by our experienced staff.

£5 plus fees
A child having fun at Mini Foresters
Mini Foresters
Saturday 2 November, 14:00 - 16:00

Mini Foresters is our monthly club for families with children between the ages 4-11 where children can enjoy activities in one of out wonderful woodland spaces. Each month the activities will change and reflect the seasons, the flora and fauna and the history and geography of the area. Come and join us for fires, dens, tool use, bushcraft skills, wildlife and the odd toasted marshmallow.

Our entry ticket includes up to five people, at least one of whom is an adult responsible for the group. We only have a limited number of tickets available as we want to ensure everyone has the best experience of the Forest.

£5 plus fees
A newly made Christmas wreath with materials surrounding from a previous workshop
Christmas wreath making workshop
Saturday 23 November, 10:00 - 13:00

After spending some time foraging in the surrounding woods we will use our finds to create a festive wreath. Using willow to create the base of your wreath you will then use your foraged materials to decorate it along with other materials and if you have anything you’d like to bring along from home please do.

All workshop materials and tea/coffee/biscuits are included in the price.

£60 plus fees
 Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 23 November, 10:00 - 12:30

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest, as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. The club runs on the fourth Saturday of every month.

The Heart of England Forest site Gorcott Hill is a beautiful 62 acre site near Redditch. The site contains semi-natural woodland, hedgerows, grassland and ponds, as well as a vast array of wildlife.

£5 plus fees
A group of previous attendees showing their newly made Christmas wreaths
Christmas wreath making workshop
Friday 29 November, 10:00 - 13:00

After spending some time foraging in the surrounding woods we will use our finds to create a festive wreath. Using willow to create the base of your wreath you will then use your foraged materials to decorate it along with other materials and if you have anything you’d like to bring along from home please do.

All workshop materials and tea/coffee/biscuits are included in the price.

£60 plus fees

December 2024

A group of young foresters building a den in the forest
Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 7 December, 10:00 - 12:30

Young Foresters is a volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks: take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

The young people attend independently supported by our experienced staff.

£5 plus fees
A family having fun at mini foresters
Mini Foresters
Saturday 7 December, 14:00 - 16:00

Mini Foresters is our monthly club for families with children between the ages 4-11 where children can enjoy activities in one of out wonderful woodland spaces. Each month the activities will change and reflect the seasons, the flora and fauna and the history and geography of the area. Come and join us for fires, dens, tool use, bushcraft skills, wildlife and the odd toasted marshmallow.

Our entry ticket includes up to five people, at least one of whom is an adult responsible for the group. We only have a limited number of tickets available as we want to ensure everyone has the best experience of the Forest.

£5 plus fees
A young forester using a hand saw to cut a branch
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 28 December, 10:00 - 12:30

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest, as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. The club runs on the fourth Saturday of every month.

The Heart of England Forest site Gorcott Hill is a beautiful 62 acre site near Redditch. The site contains semi-natural woodland, hedgerows, grassland and ponds, as well as a vast array of wildlife.

£5 plus fees